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Signs of spring in February

By Penny Stine

Yes, we'll get more snow, but in the meantime, I've got pics of tiny plants coming up. If that's not a sign that spring really is around the corner, then I don't know what is.

When I was out doing a quick garden stroll over the weekend to see if I needed to lug a watering can around, I saw all of this and decided to post the pics.
This is a red mustard plant. I planted it last year and it re-seeded itself. I wasn't going to grow it again, because it seemed like it came up and went to seed too quickly, but that's because I waited to plant it until April last year. I think I'll enjoy it more this year.

If you cook mustard greens with a little bit of bacon, garlic and onions, they are delish. On the other hand, if you cook gym socks with bacon, garlic and onions, I'd probably think they were good...

These are the little mustard greens that are starting to emerge in another part of my garden where there was mustard last year.



I had to get his photo. The snow melted in this bed about three days ago. Is that amazing that the seed emerged so quickly or what? Looking at the diversity and design of plant life makes me appreciate and marvel at God's creativity.  

Having a winter garden also helps me make use of all my beds that are shaded by deciduous trees in the summer, because they're full of sunshine right now. 


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